As California’s southernmost city, San Diego is a beach-lover’s paradise. People go to San Diego to slow down and enjoy the sun, sand and surf. With an average temperature of 70 degrees and 70 miles of beaches, America’s 8th largest city has plenty to offer tourists. With over 7,000 farms, San Diego produces more avocados than any other place in the country. From fresh food to it’s gorgeous coastline to the Latin American cultural influence captured in the architecture, San Diego is a fresh and sunny destination that welcomes travelers from all over the world, including medical tourists seeking care.
UC San Diego Medical Center is a nationally recognized institution focused on research, innovation and exceptional patient care. As the #1 hospital in San Diego and #5 in California, UC San Diego Medical Center ranks nationally for 12 out of 16 adult specialties. This means that no matter what medical condition patients visit UC San Diego for, they can expect top of the line treatment. With clinical trials in hemophilia, cancer and for many other diseases and conditions, this center is a hub of research. From pulmonology to cardiology and heart surgery to neurosurgery, this medical campus is a trusted choice for patients with complex medical conditions that need cutting edge treatment. Not far from this campus is another hospital nationally recognized for expert medical care. Scripps La Jolla is a leader in many medical specialties including Diabetes & Endocrinology, Gynecology and Cardiology and heart surgery. With a focus on individualized medical care, The Scripps Translational Science Institute and Scripps Genomic Medicine are working on using genetic information to treat patients with a more personalized approach.
As a medical research hotbed and a traveler’s paradise, San Diego is the perfect destination to find expert treatment while enjoying views of the beach, the sunset and the waves of the Pacific.